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a decision. >>> lawmakers in venezuela met to elect a potential replacement in case hugo chavez is not able to run that country. chavez still in the hospital after a fourth surgery for cancer. if chavez cannot continue to rule the country, whoever is elected today will be in charge until a new election is organized. >>> back to politics now. in december it looked like the fiscal cliff battle would be fought between president obama and house speaker john boehner, but as it turned out the white house had a better chance to make a deal with the senate minority leader mitch mcconnell from kentucky. james carroll is a washington reporter for "the louisville courier journal." happy new year, sir. >> happy new year to you. >> the president couldn't make the fiscal cliff deal ask could be the new way the way things are done in d.c. that realization they lead to a more formalized process to begin bipartisan negotiations in the senate to put pressure on the house. given this new dawn of bipartisanship that has spanned a week or so now, has senator mcconnell's role as a power broker, has it been enhan
morning from new york. i'm chris hayes. venezuela's vice president says hugo chavez will be able to begin his next temple as president on thursday even if he's too ill to attend the swearing-in ceremonies. and centers for disease control says the flu outbreak in the united states has started early. it's widespread reaching 41 states and causing the deaths of 18 children. lessons from the cliff. this week, the president signed the american tax relief act which restores clinton era rates, extends unemployment insurance for a year and postpones massive budget cuts for two months setting up yet another countdown for yet another induced crisis. here i think are the big lessons from the latest budgetary standoff between the white house and congressional republicans. lesson number one, the so-called fiscal cliff was not a cliff. we intentionally avoided the phrase here fiscal cliff on "up with chris hayes" because it gave the definition for what it meant for a policy. you can't be a little off a cliff or kind of off. you're definitely off. the idea embedded in the metaphor if the president and c
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